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New Tool Compares Licensing Requirements in Each State          

Find out everything you need to know about the licensing requirements in your state. LocumTenens.com now offers an interactive licensing map allowing you to simply choose, click and compare up to three states at a time. The details include timeframes for permanent or locum tenens licenses, costs/fees, fingerprint requirements and more.

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Specialty Spotlight
What’s in Store for Hospitalists This Year and in the Future? Specialty Spotlight

Quality will be one of the most important areas of focus this year for healthcare providers, especially hospitalists. This is the last year to report on quality measures for PQRS, but after this year, reporting quality measures becomes part of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for physicians. MIPS will measure costs, meaningful use and clinical performance improvement activities to score the quality of a physician’s work, which affects reimbursement payments in 2019 and later. This could present some challenges to hospitalists as they do not have many reportable measurements.

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Poll Results
Do You Think Obamacare Will Be Repealed in 2016?

In our December newsletters we asked you your opinion on whether the Affordable Care Act will be repealed in 2016. The majority of voters believed it would not get repealed, but about 33 percent said they think at least parts of it will be repealed this year.


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